AGD Diamonds celebrates 88 years since its foundation

On April 22, 1931, in Arkhangelsk the Northern Geological Prospecting Trust (SGT) was organized, the successor of which is AGD Diamonds.


Russian jewelry, precious metals and gemstones will be subject to marking in 2020

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposes to make the marking of jewelry, precious metals and precious stones mandatory from January 1, 2020.


Imperial provenance emerald will be auctioned off at Christie’s, Geneva

Christie’s said that at its “Magnificent Jewelry’’ auction, which will be held on May 15, 2019, it will sell a historically significant emerald, the provenance of which can be traced back to Catherine the Great.


Vast Resources raises £600k as it focuses on Zim diamonds, Romania

Vast Resources has raised £600,000 before costs through a placing and subscription of 444,4 million ordinary shares to fund exploration and mining of diamonds in Zimbabwe, maintain Baita Plai mine in Romania and for general corporate purposes.


Ministry of Finance to hold auction of diamonds from the State Fund of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced a public auction of polished diamonds from the State Fund of Russia.


India to overtake US as second biggest market for fine jewellery by end of 2018

13 september 2018
( - India set to overtake US as the second biggest fine jewellery market in the world by the end of 2018 new research finds. China remains the biggest market for fine jewellery with sales reaching USD $86.3billion by the end of 2017, and expected to reach USD$92billion by the end of this year. Overall Chinese market has grown by over 21 per cent in the last five years. According to Euromonitor International, the Indian fine jewellery market will be worth USD $62.8bn, $4billion more than US retail spend which will reach $58.6bn, by the end of 2018.